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Fine Arts Aug. 2-9

<b>New and Upcoming Exhibits

</b>"R" Place, 8136 Old Keene Mill Road, A-209 in Springfield will host an exhibition of pastel works by Carol Fogelsong, of Alexandria, from Aug. 4-Oct. 25. These works depict landscapes of New Mexico, Tennessee, and Virginia using the plein air painting technique. Free. 703-644-2361 or visit www.rplace.us for more.

<b>Closing: Last Chance

</b> Multiple Exposures Gallery is holding a juried member show through Aug. 4 at #312 in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. The exhibit showcases 14 members’ photography chosen by juror Frank Hallam. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-683-2205.

See "A Son and His Adoptive Father: The Marquis de Lafayette and George Washington." The exhibition, showing at Mount Vernon through Aug. 5, is accompanied by an illustrated publication with a foreword by the French Ambassador to the United States. Admission fees, which include access to the entire estate, are $13 for adults; $12 for seniors; $6 for youth ages 6-11; and free for children ages five and younger.

Jan E. Moffatt, of Alexandria, is exhibiting "Come Saturday Morning" through Aug. 5 at The Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St., Occoquan. The exhibit paints pictures of Eastern Market, Saturday Morning Old Town Farmers Market and Portobello Road Market in Notting Hill, London. 703-490-1117 or www.theloftgallery.org for more.

See "Textures and Tone" in the Enamelists Gallery, Studio 28, in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., through Aug. 5. The artists have altered the appearance of metal by hammering or etching the metal to make pattersn. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-836-1561.

"The Shape of Things to Come" will be on display at Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery, Studio 14, in Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. through Aug. 5. Art with shape. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or call 703-548-0935.

See "Circus," an exhibition of artwork by Bridget Walsh and Lisa Schumaier. The exhibit consists of mixed media paintings and 3-D works. On display through Aug. 6 at the Art League Gallery in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

<b>Ongoing Exhibits

</b>Del Ray Artisan’s new exhibit "Mashup! Solos and Collaborations" runs Aug. 3-26 at the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave. The exhibit features pottery, jewelry, monoprints and more. There will also be a raffle of some of the artwork. 703-838-4827.

The Ceramic Guild presents "Up in Smoke" featuring pit fire, raku and saggar fired pottery. Runs July 30-Aug. 26 at Scope Gallery, Studio 19 in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org.

Pauline Davis Lorfano will have a "Summer Exhibit" on display at Green Spring Garden Park, 4603 Green Spring Road, through Aug. 27. It is a mixed media exhibit. Visit www.greenspring.org or 703-642-5173.

See "Artists Choose Artists" at Printmakers Inc., Studio 325 in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., through Aug. 31. Each member of Printmakers gallery has invited a Torpedo Factory artist to exhibit a piece of work. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-683-1342.

The Alexandria Black History Museum has a new exhibit titled "Portraits of Black Music: Photographs by Jonathan B. French and Edward C. Keith III." The show features photographs and drawings of contemporary African American musicians. The exhibition is free and will be open through Aug. 31. Located at 902 Wythe St., and open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 703-838-4356 or visit www.alexblackhistory.org.

See an exhibit of Plein Air Paintings by students of artist Sara Linda Poly through Sept. 2 at River Farm, 7931 East Boulevard Drive. These works have been created over the past two years by visiting River Farm and painting landscapes. They are on display and available for sale.

Opening Aug. 6, "Personal Visions" at Gallery West, 1213 King St., runs through Sept. 3. This three member show reflects three distinct views that capture a sense of time and place as seen through the eyes of local artists Gwen Bragg, Roger Frey and Deborah Reeve. Visit www.gallery-west.com or 703-549-6006.

Through Sept. 3, oil paintings by Sara Linda Poly, an instructor at the Art League School in Alexandria, and her students, will be on display in the main house at River Farm, 7931 E. Boulevard Drive. The exhibit will feature plein air pieces done at River Farm and the surrounding area. For more information, contact Trish Gibson, AHS Events Manager and Curator of Buildings, at 703-768-5700 ext. 114, www.ahs.org or tgibson@ahs.org.

In recognition of the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, the exhibition "Jamestown, Establishing English America" is now open at The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, 201 S. Washington St. Many rare books are featured, including a copy of "Lucilentissima" by Johann Schöner. Museum visitors will also see a first edition of Captain John Smith’s account "The History of Virginia," published in 1624 and featuring the first map showing the name and location of the Jamestown Colony. It will be open through Labor Day. For more information, contact The Lyceum at 703-838-4994 or visit www.alexandriahistory.org.

See "Near and Beyond: The International Landscape Show" from Aug. 8-Sept. 3 at the Art League in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St. This exhibit will feature works broadly depicting the global landscape. Visit www.theartleague.org for more.

Fiberworks studio in the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., is hosting "Neckpiece Narratives" by Kathleen Betty Williams. The exhibit runs Aug. 7-Sept. 3. Visit www.torpedofactory.org or 703-836-5807.

Target Gallery in Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., is holding "Visual Rhythms/Ritmos Visuales" through Sept. 3. Latin American art and culture influenced the 22 artists from around the world. Free. Visit www.torpedofactory.org for more.

Lillian Elkey presents "East Meets West" from Aug. 7-Sept. 3 at the Loft Gallery, 313 Mill St. in Occoquan. Elkey, an Alexandria resident, showcases Oriental and Western watercolors. Free. Visit www.loftgallery.org for more.

Come see The Bi-Annual Art in City Hall Juried Exhibition through Sept. 14. Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-noon. Located in City Hall, 301 King St., Alexandria. Presented by The Art League, The Del Ray Artisans, The Torpedo Factory Artisans Association, and Springwater Fiber Workshop with the City of Alexandria.

Minnie Howard School students will have "A Thousand Words" photography exhibit on display through September at City Hall, 301 King St. Visit www.acps.k12.va.us/mhs/a1000words to view images on line.

See 18th century items on loan from local resident Loring G. Starnes through October at Carlyle House Historic Park, 121 N. Fairfax St. The pieces selected include maps, paintings, prints ivory and silver. Contact Carlyle House Historic Park at 703-549-2997 or e-mail CARLYLE@nvrpa.org

The Art League in the Torpedo Factory is holding an off-site sculpture exhibition "The Art League Sculptors at Washington Square" in Washington Square's atrium, 1050 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., from Aug. 6-Nov. 2. The exhibit showcases an array of works by Art League artists, including Art League School instructors, and members of the Torpedo Factory Artists Association. Visit www.theartleague.org for more.

See Civil War drawings by soldier, artist, and musician William Lydston, Jr. through March 1, 2008 at Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road . William Lydston, Jr. was a professional artist who lied about his age to join the Union army. For more information, call 703-838-4848.

<b>Other Topics

</b> Empowered Women International is now offering workshops being taught this summer at A Woman's Story Gallery, 1307 King St. Workshop subjects include henna painting, jewelry making, creative writing, poetry as a healing art and creating a vision board. Visit www.ewint.org/workshop_f.htm or contact Katie McLaughlin at 703-778-6310 or katie@ewint.org.